first_imgFederal Government | PoliticsLindbeck digs at Young in House debate; Miller and Stock criticize Murkowski in Senate debateNovember 4, 2016 by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media Share:The U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 18, 2016. (Public domain photo courtesy Architect of the Capitol)During Thursday’s Debate for the State hosted by Alaska Public Media, races for U.S. House and Senate took on very different tones.In the House race, Republican incumbent Don Young held up his years of experience and familiarity with the federal government as some of his strongest assets. But those were exactly what Democrat Steve Lindebeck, a former general manager for Alaska Public Media, went after.During the chance to ask a question, Lindebeck dug in on Young’s record.“You’ve been investigated by the FBI, you were reprimanded only two years ago by the House Ethics Committee, you’ve broken federal ethics disclosure rules for a long time now. If you’re re-elected, how could Alaskans possibly believe that the next two years will be any different?” Lindbeck asked.In his response, Young batted away the question. It was a rare spark in an otherwise cordial debate. Young, Lindebeck, as well as the two other candidates, Libertarian Jim McDermott and independent Bernie Souphanavong, were amiable, even though there were huge differences in their approaches to the Arctic, the economy and immigration.Even on the divisive topic of transgender bathroom access, a political flashpoints both locally and nationally, Young and the others were largely on the same page.“I’m not sure the federal government has a role in this, but they’re gonna pursue it, the Supreme Court’ll make that decision,” Young said. “But there’s a lot of other serious problems occurring in this country right today, and remember, everybody uses the same bathroom in your home.”Just after the House debate, the four candidates running for U.S. Senate had their chance to make a case to Alaskans ahead of election day. And things were much less diplomatic, with candidates talking over one another and frequently going out of their way to take digs at opponents. Incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski caught criticisms from both sides, on the right by Libertarian Joe Miller, and from the left by independent Margaret Stock.For example, both challenged Murkowski over her response to the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.“But he has suggested that somehow or another I have supported Merrick Garland,” Murkowski said, referring to comments from Miller. “We haven’t had an opportunity to weigh in on Merrick Garland. So I just wanna make sure that people understand that what I supported was a process that allows –”“I’m not sure you can have it both ways,” Miller interjected.“You can absolutely have it both ways,” Murkowski shot back as moderators steered the conversation back on course.Candidates’ answers ran the ideological gamut, from extremely conservative, to populist progressive platforms, like Democrat Ray Metcalf’s call for a public option in healthcare. The focus throughout was much more national in its scope than the preceding House debate.State and federal elections are Tuesday, Nov. 8.Share this story:last_img read more

first_imgCrime & Courts | Interior | Juneau | SoutheastFamily of man killed by police in Fairbanks files lawsuitDecember 5, 2019 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:Family members pose with a portrait of Cody Eyre near the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau in February 2018. Cody Eyre, originally from Juneau, was killed by law enforcement in Fairbanks on Dec. 24, 2017, and his family is seeking more information about the incident. (Photo courtesy Samantha Eyre Harrison)The family of a man shot and killed by police in Fairbanks in 2017 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.Cody Eyre’s family claims that the city of Fairbanks and the Alaska Department of Public Safety failed to properly train officers to respond to a mental health crisis, and that officers used excessive force.Eyre was originally from Juneau.Last year, the state decided not to charge the officers involved in the shooting. Video and audio from the incident was released shortly after that decision. The footage showed officers following the 20-year-old for about 11 minutes as he walked along snowy streets threatening to kill himself.Eyre’s mother called 911 on Christmas Eve asking for a welfare check on her son. She told dispatchers he was depressed and had been drinking before leaving the house with a loaded handgun.Officers from the Fairbanks Police Department and the Alaska State Troopers responded. They repeatedly ordered him to put down his gun.Police said they opened fire when Eyre pointed his weapon at officers and threatened them. He was shot 12 times and later died at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.In addition to the city of Fairbanks and the state, the lawsuit names several officers who were involved in the shooting.In the lawsuit, Eyre’s family says that officers overreacted by crowding him and shining lights into his eyes, rather than deescalating the situation by bringing in a mental health professional.The lawsuit was filed in Fairbanks District Court. Juneau-based lawyer Mark Choate is representing the family.Tim DeSpain, a spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Public Safety, said the agency does not comment on pending litigation.Teal Soden, a spokesperson for the city of Fairbanks, said on Wednesday the city had not yet been served with a lawsuit.Share this story:last_img read more

first_imgOutdoors | Southeast | WeatherWeekend warm spell breaks temperature records throughout Southeast AlaskaApril 20, 2021 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Mendenhall Glacier as seen from near the West Glacier Trail on April 18, 2021. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)The sudden switch to spring weather brought temperatures in the low 60s to the low 70s throughout Southeast Alaska. Some communities broke old temperature records over the weekend and right into Monday.Pete Boyd of the National Weather Service in Juneau said April was a wild weather month with longer than expected snowfall.“Just getting these warm spells are not that rare,” Boyd said. “However, we normally get them a little bit earlier. We just happen to see a big flip.”“So, this is definitely an unusual weather pattern that we’ve been seeing with such cold and snowy weather just before we get such a big warm-up,” he said.Boyd said the warm-up was caused by a high-pressure system as warm winds in the mountains blew down into valleys.It’s expected to be cooler throughout the panhandle Tuesday and Wednesday.Juneau, Gustavus, Ketchikan, Sitka and Yakutat all set new record high temperatures on Monday. Ketchikan was the warmest at 67 degrees. Juneau’s 65 degrees on Monday broke last year’s record of 62.Klawock was the first in the state to reach 75 degrees on Sunday while Thorne Bay topped out at 73. Ketchikan’s high temperature of 72 shattered the record of 64 degrees set back in 1934. Juneau peaked at 68.On Saturday, Yakutat set a new record of 67 degrees. Juneau hit 70 for the first time this year and broke the old record of 60 set back in 1953.Share this story:last_img read more

first_img By Mike Wackett 03/12/2015 Hapag-Lloyd has become the latest container line to cut forwarding agents’ commission (FAC) as it tightens its belt for a challenging first quarter next year.Many forwarders still rely on traditional FACs from carriers, but it is a practice that is fast dying out as the lines seek to squeeze every last drop of cost out of their operations.One UK forwarder told The Loadstar FACs from carriers were being “continually eroded” and in some cases had been withdrawn. He said: “FACs were always set at around 5%, but that has been cut by half in many cases, without negotiation.”He said that many of the mega-carriers, such as MSC, were no longer offering FACs in the UK, and added that this made life increasingly tough for smaller forwarders in a market where margins were already extremely tight.Customer advisories were sent yesterday by the German carrier to forwarders in Serbia, Libya, Romania and the Ukraine advising that from January 1 FAC would no longer be paid, while for several other countries, the commission would be reduced for some trades and cancelled on others.In Italy, Hapag-Lloyd will still pay a reduced FAC on US, Canadian and Mexican shipments, but none on cargo for Asia, Middle East, and India – except for reefer and out-of-gauge bookings, where it earns substantially more revenue.The carrier has also advised customers of a raft of “service fee” increases on the same date, such as for the handling of import documentation, as it endeavours to compensate for sub-economic freight rates on several trades.Hapag-Lloyd barely broke even in the third quarter, posting a $3.3m net profit, and with two months of the fourth quarter now passed, it will have good transparency of its final period and full-year results.According to Alphaliner, Q4 financial performance at Hapag-Lloyd and its peers will likely have deteriorated further, as the fundamentals of weak demand and overcapacity have remained unchanged and margins remain slender.It said: “Carriers’ operating margins are forecast to worsen in the fourth quarter, with the majority of them expected to turn in negative results.”This is more bad news for investors in Hapag-Lloyd’s recent $300m IPO, who have seen their shares hover just above or just below the €20 launch price since trading began on November 6.Although the cancelling of FACs will have a small impact on its results, it might be taken as evidence to its shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd’s commitment to achieve sustained profitability. Photo: Jakub Jirsaklast_img read more

first_img Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% News Analysis & Opinion Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store It has been over a year since North Korean authorities locked down the border in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As all routes to North Korea have been blocked, North Koreans have begun worrying about how to survive. Due to the lockdown, they are unable to import items to sell in local markets. For many North Koreans, the means to make money has suddenly disappeared.In fact, the lockdown has had a significant impact on the country’s markets. The consequences have been readily seen in the inflation of commodity prices. About two weeks after the lockdown, flour had risen by 47%, soybean oil by 68%, and sugar by 22%.As prices soared and the discontent felt by North Koreans increased, North Korean authorities attempted to control prices by releasing rice, bean oil, and sugar to the market and setting price ceilings for merchants. However, these efforts were unable to resolve the more fundamental problem of stabilizing people’s lives.North Korean merchants have been struggling with various difficulties over the past year, including a shortage of supplies, rising prices, and tightened market regulations. Daily NK recently asked a North Korean businessman who sells food in a local market about the current situation in the country.DNK: What is the biggest change in the North Korean market before and after the border lockdown?“The most noticeable difference is that market hours have been reduced. Currently, the market is open from 2 PM to 6 PM. This restriction has been in place since April of last year. I think that trying to finish a day’s business in four hours has been very difficult. Furthermore, we are currently not even able to go to the market every day. To reduce the number of people going to the market, merchants are only allowed to go to the market once in two days.However, merchants are adapting to the situation. Even if they do not go to the market, they tell people to call them by phone if they need any items delivered to them. Although the market is only open for four hours, consumers buy them during this time. However, we still make less than what we did before the lockdown.”commodity prices brokerNorth Korean merchants sell goods on the fringes of a market in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province in October 2018. / Image: Daily NKDNK: Have the North Korean authorities recently imposed further measures to control the market?“Recently, there have been no specific instructions regarding the market. However, the government carries out daily inspections because of the virus. People’s temperatures are taken when they enter the market. People who have fevers are unable to enter the market. They are particularly strict about examining the temperatures of people who sell food. These merchants are only allowed to conduct business after their temperature has been recorded in a market management office ledger and they have received permission [to sell things in the market]. In some cases, merchants have arrived with all their food prepared, only to be turned back because they have high temperatures.”DNK: It has been reported that since the border lockdown, the restriction on imported items from China has made it difficult to find Chinese-made food, clothes, or industrial goods in the market. Are there any items that are especially hard to find in the market these days?“It is hard to find imports of real [not imitation] medicine. There are many people looking for medicine, but because there’s no medicine [being imported], [medicine] is not being sold. People often continue to buy Chinese condiments and sugar, even though prices have increased greatly. However, there are no medicine products, whether for colds, diarrhea, or antibiotics, so the merchants cannot satisfy people’s demands. The price of North Korean medicine has also gone up significantly. They say it is hardest to find medicine in the market.”DNK: What is the most popular item on the market these days?“Since people pay a lot of attention to just surviving, they buy many food products. As rice is cheap these days, some people are buying a year’s worth of rice in advance. After February, the price of rice typically increases until June, so people who can afford it are stocking up on their rice now. Recently, many meat products, wild greens, and other vegetables are also being bought up.” DNK: North Korean authorities are controlling the price of rice to ensure that people can afford it, and it seems like rice prices have gone down since before the lockdown. Has the authorities’ efforts to stabilize the price of rice been beneficial to people’s lives?“It is true that these measures are helpful. People say that although they have fallen upon hard times, they are relieved that at least the price of rice has dropped. Rice-based food products are also being sold more in the market. Rice cakes are KPW 1,000, sundae KPW 7,000, popcorn KPW 5,000, and corn candy about KPW 4,000, so the prices are similar to those before the lockdown. I think that because at least we have a market, people are able to sell things for money and buy things to eat. I just hope the lockdown will end soon so that we can go back to business as before.”*Translated by Esther RaPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Koreancenter_img News SHARE Facebook Twitter AvatarSeulkee JangSeulkee Jang is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. 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first_img Keywords Appointments,  Real estateCompanies GMP Capital Inc. IE Staff TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning PenderFund names new SVP for investments man opening curtain to reveal something Sergey Nivens/123RF Sullivan, who’s currently president of advisory firm KMS Capital Ltd., previously served as deputy chairman of GMP Capital Inc. before resigning from his post in February. He had worked at GMP Capital since its inception in 1995 and held prominent roles such as president and CEO, the release said.Sullivan co-founded the sales and trading operations of GMP Securities L.P. and, as CEO of GMP Capital, he was involved in initiatives such as the creation of independent investment dealer Richardson GMP.Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Kevin Sullivan is the current deputy Chairman of GMP Capital Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Toronto-based Epic Investment Services has welcomed industry veteran Kevin Sullivan to its board of directors.Effective Aug. 25, Sullivan became the fifth member of the real estate investment firm’s board and its only independent director. The co-CEO of the firm, Jeff Kohn, said in a release that Sullivan was chosen based on his 25 years of industry experience, which will help the firm execute its growth strategy. CETFA elects new board leader Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

first_img“It’s exciting to share these women’s compelling stories through emBRAZEN wine,” says winemaker Teutschel. “I hope these wines spark conversation among friends, family, co-workers or even in the wine aisle. I’m proud to have crafted these wines, providing a bold and delicious canvas for their voices to be heard.”The Living Wine Labels app is available through the Apple App and Google Play Stores and animates the emBRAZEN labels via Augmented Reality experiences. Visit www.emBRAZEN.com/TakeUpTheTorch for more information on the Take Up The Torch initiative.Advertisement AdvertisementTake Up The Torch Campaign Will Nominate Today’s Change MakersNapa, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2018) — emBRAZEN wines take inspiration from extraordinary women of the past who dared to shatter convention. Available nationwide, the trio of California wines, including a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Blend, each feature a historic female pioneer who defied convention and sought to bring about positive change in the world. The labels come to life through augmented reality driven by the Living Wine Labels app, as each heroine shares her personal story.emBRAZEN is more than just a wine brand. It’s a call to arms, encouraging women to reclaim their narratives and rewrite history. emBRAZEN invites the next generation of women to Take up the Torch and lend their strength to make a lasting impact in the world. “Women are paving their own paths and taking control of their futures by speaking boldly to ignite progress and change the world,” says Patricia Montagno, Vice President of Marketing for Treasury Wine Estates, the parent company of emBRAZEN. “Through our Take Up The Torch program, emBRAZEN recognizes local unsung heroes who deserve support to achieve their community enhancing goals.”Launching on Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26) the Take Up The Torch draws on the power of community and seeks nominations that share the efforts of local women who are driving change in their communities. The winner of the Take Up The Torch program will be announced on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2019) and will receive a $25,000 grant to help further her cause. Crafted by winemaker Olivia Teutschel, emBRAZEN wines (SRP $15.99) pay tribute to the achievements of Josephine Baker, Nellie Bly and Celia Cruz.  The Living Wine Labels app allows each to speak directly:Josephine Baker, featured on the emBRAZEN Red Blend, urges that “To realize our dreams, we must decide to wake up.” Josephine went from homelessness to international fame, becoming one of the first women of color to command the global entertainment stage. Rather than simply refusing to perform for segregated audiences, she literally raised the “bar” by opening her own café in Paris, where patrons from all walks of life were welcome.  During World War II, she served the Allied cause as a spy.Nellie Bly, featured on the emBRAZEN Cabernet Sauvignon, exclaims, “Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything.”  Without so much as a college degree, Nellie became a female reporter, shattering norms by refusing to cover “lady-like” topics such as fashion and gardening. Instead, she fueled the fire for female empowerment by writing about the lives of working women, igniting and inspiring the pens of journalists for years to come. She boldly traveled around the world in 72 days, chronicling her escapades.Celia Cruz shares sage advice from the emBRAZEN Chardonnay label, “When opportunity presents itself, grab it. Hold on tight and don’t let go.” Celia was brazen from birth – deciding against the life as a teacher to chase her dream of becoming a star. Her unrelenting drive led to a career that exploded into 23 best-selling Gold albums, countless accolades, and the most successful career for any Latin artist – male or female — of the 20th Century. Linkedin Home Industry News Releases New emBRAZEN Wines Honor Trailblazing Women of the Past And Celebrate Women…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessNew emBRAZEN Wines Honor Trailblazing Women of the Past And Celebrate Women Who Are Affecting Change TodayBy Press Release – August 22, 2018 536 0 Facebook TAGSConsumeremBRAZEN ReddItcenter_img Share Twitter Email Pinterest Previous articlePahlmeyer Opens Jayson by Pahlmeyer Tasting Room in Napa ValleyNext article7th Annual WIN Expo Attendee Registration Opens Press Releaselast_img read more

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerMinister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell (centre), looks on as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Kelly Tomblin (2nd left), points out the features of light emitting diode (LED) technology that will be installed along the Palisadoes roadway in Kingston under a project being undertaken by JPS and Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI). Others (from left) are: Executive Director, CMI, Dr. Fritz Pinnock; Director of Transmission and Distribution Asset Management, JPS, Steve Dixon; and Project Director, Dr. Mark Broomfield. Occasion was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to under the works, held on August 8, at the JPS Sports Club in Kingston. Story HighlightsJPS is partnering with the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), to replace 200 streetlights along the Palisadoes Road in Kingston with light emitting diode (LED) technology.The $5.17 million project, which will involve retrofitting the existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps, is the first phase of an energy efficiency programme being undertaken in the area. It follows the successful completion of a pilot, which resulted in the installation of 30 retrofitted LED streetlights along the Palisadoes roadway. Advertisements RelatedTechnology Minister Remains Optimistic of Growth Potential in ICT Sector RelatedEnergy Minister Calls on JPS to Address Unscheduled Power Outages Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is partnering with the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), to replace 200 streetlights along the Palisadoes Road in Kingston with light emitting diode (LED) technology.The $5.17 million project, which will involve retrofitting the existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps, is the first phase of an energy efficiency programme being undertaken in the area.It follows the successful completion of a pilot, which resulted in the installation of 30 retrofitted LED streetlights along the Palisadoes roadway.At the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the works, held on Friday, August 8 at the JPS Sports Club in Kingston, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, endorsed the project.He noted that during the pilot phase, significant savings in energy consumption were realised.“The Government of Jamaica spends about $14 billion per annum on electricity bills, and a significant component of that is the streetlight bill. We are currently in the region of $3 billion or so, and we were able, with that demonstration, using Jamaican labour, to reduce the use of electricity (in the pilot area) by 50 per cent,” he said.Minister Paulwell noted that a critical part of the project’s next stage is development of smart street lighting technology, which includes the use of broadband communication and Global Positioning System (GPS) to reduce the likelihood of streetlight theft.“So, those persons, who are into stealing our lamps, be careful, because we are going to be able to follow you where you go and to catch you,” he warned.President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), JPS, Kelly Tomblin, said the project is designed “to lead an energy revolution that is going to further Jamaica’s growth and prosperity.The CMI developed the technology for the project and the institution’s Executive Director, Dr. Fritz Pinnock, said the initiative involves 30 per cent local input including students and staff of the CMI.Residents from several surrounding communities will also be employed during the assembly of the retrofitted streetlights.Dr. Pinnock noted that the CMI has already trained over 50 persons across Jamaica in the assembly and installation of streetlights.The project involves three primary phases: the relocation of pole lines; retrofitting of 200 existing HPS type streetlights with energy efficient LED ones; and installation of 130 retrofitted LED streetlights along the Palisadoes Road from the Harbour View round-about to Port Royal, and 70 within the community of Rockfort.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedSeveral Private Companies Embracing Renewable Energy 200 Streetlights Along Palisadoes to be Replaced With LED Lamps TechnologyAugust 11, 2014Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards 200 Streetlights Along Palisadoes to be Replaced With LED LampsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

first_imgRelatedProcessing of Sorrel for Popular Christmas Drink Now Cheaper and Easier RelatedGov’t Boosting Quality and Productivity of Goat and Sheep Stock RelatedFarmers Urged To Register With RADA $16.5 Million to Assist Young Persons and Women to Plant Irish Potato AgricultureDecember 30, 2015Written by: Douglas McIntosh FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Story HighlightsApproximately $16.5 million in grant assistance has been provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and several stakeholder partners, for 100 young persons and women, under the 2015/16 National Irish Potato Expansion Programme, currently underway.Portfolio Minister, Hon Derrick Kellier, said the allocation will finance the provision of planting material and fertilizer, in addition to assisting the beneficiaries with crop care. The Minister was speaking at the Irish potato programme’s recent launch, in New Pen, St. Mary, where presentations were made to the first 11 beneficiaries who reside in that parish. Approximately $16.5 million in grant assistance has been provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and several stakeholder partners, for 100 young persons and women, under the 2015/16 National Irish Potato Expansion Programme, currently underway.Portfolio Minister, Hon Derrick Kellier, said the allocation, which includes inputs from the Canada-based Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project, will finance the provision of planting material and fertilizer, in addition to assisting the beneficiaries with crop care.The Minister was speaking at the Irish potato programme’s recent launch, in New Pen, St. Mary, where presentations were made to the first 11 beneficiaries who reside in that parish.Additionally, Mr. Kellier said 40 hectares of land are also being provided for the beneficiaries, who will be expected to cover the cost of preparing the plots for cultivation, as well as labour inputs.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton,  said approximately 140 of the 1,200 hectares earmarked for cultivation under the initiative, are being targeted in St. Mary.“We hope to reap from that (140 hectares)…approximately 2,200 tonnes, involving approximately 300 farmers,” he added.Mr. Fulton also advised that more than 600 farmers have participated in the youth component of the programme, dating back over three years.He said RADA, which has been instrumental in administering and managing this component will, this year, relinquish a significant portion of that responsibility to the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, “which was really designed for that.”For his part, Minister without Portfolio, Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing and Central St. Mary Member of Parliament, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, welcomed the launch.The Minister said he is optimistic that the region will acquit itself, particularly in relation to Irish potato outturns, given increased rainfall which Jamaica experienced during the fourth quarter of the 2015 calendar year.“We have the potential…and I know that you the farmers (of) St. Mary are a resilient group of people who will meet the targets which have been set by yourselves, as well as the Ministry,” he said.Western St. Mary Member of Parliament, Jolyan Silvera, who indicated that he participated in the programme several years ago, advised that he has allocated over $1 million to provide potato seeds for farmers in the parish.This, he said, has been supplemented by  $400,000 from the Agriculture Ministry, to provide fertilizer for the participants.One of the beneficiaries, Hyacinth Hurlock, expressed gratitude for the assistance, and pledged, on behalf her colleagues, to “follow through” on the information provided, “and make the best use of all the opportunities that have been provided to us.”The 2015/16 National Irish Potato Expansion Programme, being funded at a cost of approximately $911 million, is targeting the cultivation of 1,200 hectares of the crop, which the Ministry hopes will yield 15 million kilogrammes of produce, deemed adequate to meet local demand. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsEducator Spotlight: Nahla Seikali Feb. 24, 2018 at 5:00 amColumnsEducationOpinionEducator Spotlight: Nahla Seikalinews3 years agodaily pressdowntown santa monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica malibu unifiedschool districtsmmusd Nahla Seikali – Malibu High SchoolThe Educator Spotlight recognizes those who contribute to the education of local students. Educators were chosen by consulting with site PTA, student government organizations and staff. Educators were chosen for their reputations with students, staff, parents and the community.Nahla Seikali has been at Malibu High School for the past three years, but has been teaching for 20 years. Her career in math started when she volunteered to help with Math testing at her own childrens’ school. She realized how much she enjoyed testing, but more so that she would like to teach them the concepts, not just test them. She has always been passionate about math, was at the top of her class, and loves seeing kids light up when they finally get concepts they have been struggling with; their hard work inspires her.Seikali was the department chair at her previous school and has taught every math class from 7th grade up to AP Calculus AB, including Business Math, AP Statistics and all three Integrated Math classes. Seikali Speaks:I am most excited about the fact that I teach Algebra and upper classes at the same time. So, I have had the pleasure of teaching some students as freshmen and now, I have them in Pre-Calc. I can see the change in maturity and the growth during those years, socially, emotionally and academically.I don’t feel that the new standards have affected my Pre-Calculus and Calculus classes. However, it has majorly affected my algebra teaching. It has forced my students to think and apply, rather than memorize and plug.I hope to teach my students how to appreciate not only math, but themselves. I hope to show them how to understand math, not just replicate formulas. My goal in doing this is to show the students that they can do more than they ever thought before.Even though I have been in Malibu for three years only, I already feel that it is home. I love the school, the staff, the students, the parents and the whole community.Tags :daily pressdowntown santa monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica malibu unifiedschool districtsmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPolice actively searching for home invasion suspectAP BriefsYou Might Also LikeColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?whats the pointGAY PRIDE MONTH IS HERE FOR ALL OF USDavid Pisarra2 days agoColumnsNewsOpinionYour Column HereYour column hereGuest Author2 days agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionYour Column HereSaving Santa Monica LibrariesGuest Author3 days agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionYour Column HereBusinesses need helpGuest Author6 days agolast_img read more